I found this with some notes for an artist’s statement I was working on last century. Vintage blogging:

In the words of poet Czeslaw Milosz, “Each of us is so ashamed of his own helplessness and ignorance that he considers it appropriate to communicate only what he thinks others will understand. There are, however, times when somehow we slowly divest ourselves of that shame and begin to speak openly about all the things we do not understand.”

Art is an open door that beckons us to overcome the human susceptibility to confusion and denial in order to understand and react to our world with greater depth and insight.